Europe

Thu
09
May

Are you breaking the law by taking CBD on vacation?

Most people know that’s it’s not a good idea to travel internationally with cannabis in their possession. Since 9/11, airport screening has increased dramatically around the world, and that means that anyone could get in trouble for carrying a controlled substance.

CBD is legal – sort of –  in some countries in Europe, but can you take it with you on vacation? Even though cannabis and CBD are legal in some states in America, they are still prohibited by the 1930’s prohibition act, according to Federal law. But what about a patient who has legally been prescribed cannabis or a CBD product by a medical professional, but is scared to travel abroad or even domestically due to multi-layered airport security measures?

Mon
06
May

European foothold for ‘World’s Largest CBD Extractor’

Colorado company Mile High Labs has established its first European base in Northern Ireland and recently recorded its first sales in UK and Europe.

Mile High, which describes itself as the ‘largest extractor of CBD isolate in the world’, began operations in Belfast, last year, and in a press release says it has since built out a dedicated team to lead its expansion in Europe.

John Wallace, Managing Director of Mile High Labs U.K./E.U. said: “We are very excited to officially launch European operations with our first sales into the U.K. and E.U. Quality and consistency are of paramount importance in the European market, and we are proud to bring Mile High Labs’ products and standards to customers locally.”

Fri
03
May

'Luxembourg can set an example in Europe' when it legalizes cannabis in 2020

Big changes are coming to the small country of Luxembourg in the near future, writes Mia Thomsin.

Fri
03
May
Mon
29
Apr

European Union leadership hopeful talks cannabis: 'If it was up to me we would make it legal.'

This politician wants to make the European Union green - in more ways than one, writes Neil Bonner.

In a recent interview, Member of the European Parliament Ska Keller said, "if it was up to me we would make [cannabis] legal."

Elections for the European Parliament are set to take place between May 23 and 26 of this year. Keller is co-president of, and one of two leading candidates for, the Greens / European Free Alliance political group, who have held 47 seats in the European Parliament since the last elections in 2014.

Thu
25
Apr

Sunny Portugal: A gateway to Europe's medical pot market

Famous for its roasted suckling pig and wines, the Portuguese city of Cantanhede now hosts the country's first medical cannabis production farm - a budding European hub of efforts to meet growing demand for the flowering herb.

Portugal's California-like weather caught the eye of Canada-based Tilray as its CEO Brendan Kennedy roved around Europe from 2015 to 2017 in search of the perfect spot for a new production site.

Kennedy said Portugal had the ideal climate for cannabis cultivation and the country's young, educated workforce and its major agricultural sector were further attractions.

Tue
23
Apr

Europe $807.9 mn cannabis testing market to 2025: Market is estimated to grow with a CAGR of 10.8%

The “Europe Cannabis Testing Market to 2025 - Regional Analysis and Forecasts by Type; Services; End User and Country” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The Europe cannabis testing market is expected to reach US$ 807.9 Mn in 2025 from US$ 361.6 Mn in 2017. The market is estimated to grow with a CAGR of 10.8% from 2018-2025.

Tue
23
Apr

Sky high: can you travel across borders with legal cannabis?

At the 1998 Olympics in Nagano, Japan, officials stripped the Canadian snowboarder Ross Rebagliati of his gold medal after he tested positive for THC. Rebagliati contested the ruling. He said he had quit smoking pot to train for the games, but had inhaled secondhand smoke at snowboarder parties.

The appeal worked. After 36 hours Rebagliati’s medal was restored. He flew to California and in an appearance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno acknowledged past marijuana use. The next time he tried to enter the US, Rebagliati learned he was barred from the country for life, according to his immigration lawyer Leonard Saunders.

Thu
18
Apr

These are the Countries most likely to legalize weed next

In October 2018, Canada became the second country after Uruguay—and the first G7 nation—to legalize the recreational use of cannabis. Led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, politicians took the plunge largely to reduce underage access to weed.

So who's next? To formulate some well-educated predictions, we spoke to an ace team of weed experts who have been on the frontline of reform, from region to region, for decades. Come with us as we peek into our bud-crusted crystal ball:

Tue
09
Apr

Will medical cannabis sales eventually surpass recreational sales?

Many assume the recreational marijuana market will surpass medical cannabis but there are many reasons to suspect they will be proved wrong. Medical marijuana could become the bigger of the two within a few years thanks to three factors.

Here’s what entrepreneurs should know about the difference between these two markets, and how the cannabis industry’s astronomical growth could evolve differently than one might expect.

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